Well, it’s just about time for a new cosmetic hunt, my friends. This time around? Tinted moisturizer or BB Cream or CC Cream or basically anything that will make my face look less, well, the way it looks right now. Is that too much to ask?
So, I did what I always do. Asked the smartest people in the world on my Facebook page. And the replies were abundant – feel free to read the 70+ recommendations yourself. Or! Take a look at this colorful masterpiece that I created just for you.
PIE CHART. Is that some old school Whoorl or what? (You guys need to click on that link, if not just to be reminded of that awful haircut I got way back when. Remember The Barracuda? HOT.) So, yeah, pie chart. I’m still highly scientific. (Except the percentages part, which I left out, because I…I just don’t know how to make that happen.)
In a nutshell, 41 different tinted moisturizers, lightweight foundations, and BB/CC creams were recommended, and I pie-charted the top 8 for you.
Here are the winners:
NARS Pure Radiant Tinted Moisturizer – The overall winner. And you know I love my NARS…
Bobbi Brown Tinted Moisturizer – A solid second, good ol’ Bobbi has lots of fans.
Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturizer – Coming in 3rd, this suggestion by many made me laugh because I specifically said that this product did not work for me, yet people felt inclined to mention it again and again. (I do not like it at all. I wish I did, but I don’t.)
Tarte BB Tinted Treatment – This was in a three-way tie for 3rd place, and I am very interested because it scores a 2 (!!) on the EWG Skin Deep website that I’ve loved for years and years. (I don’t always follow it, but love it.)
The next 3 tied for 4th place.
Beautycounter Tint Skin Complexion Coverage – Another must-try product for me because of its low EWG score. This company’s mission is to get safe products into the hands of everyone.
Dr. Jart+ Premium Beauty Balm – Who is Dr. Jart? Do I need to try this stuff?
There you have it, folks. Have at ’em. As for me? Here’s the deal. I’ve spent an exorbitant amount of time cleaning up my lifestyle over the past few years, and it always surprises me that I eat a clean, gluten-free diet with very minimal sugar and barely any processed goods, I clean my house with nothing but organic cleaners, and spend mega time reading labels for my kids’, yet STILL put stuff on my body and face that is known to harbor crazy chemicals. What the WHAT.
So! I’m going the healthy route, and am hot after 4 products right now – Beautycounter Tint Skin, Tarte BB Tinted Treatment, Clinique Moisture Surge CC Cream, and Supergoop Daily Correct CC Cream. All 4 of these products score a 3 or lower on the EWG website, and I’m confident I can find one that I will love.
(Although, seriously, I bet any of those top 8 would be fantastic if you aren’t as concerned with cosmetic ingredients. Love me some NARS!)
Now it’s your turn. Help out your fellow makeup-loving ladies – what is your favorite tinted moisturizer or BB/CC cream?